Certify declaration of custody

Service Description

If the parents are not married to each other at the time of the child's birth, they are jointly entitled to parental care if they declare that they want to take over care jointly (declaration of custody). A declaration of custody must be publicly notarized.

You can arrange for this at the youth welfare office responsible for you or, for a fee, with a notary public. In the event of a dispute, only the family court can revoke a declaration of custody. It is therefore advisable to seek advice on the rights and obligations arising from the declaration of custody.

Acknowledging paternity is a prerequisite for a joint declaration of custody. If you have not already done so, you can declare paternity and custody jointly at the youth welfare office.

If the declaration of custody is not made, then the mother has sole custody.

The custody certificate, on the other hand, is required to confirm the mother's sole custody.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Landratsamt Saale-Holzland-Kreis - Jugendamt

Goethestraße 10
07607 Eisenberg

Goethestraße 12
07607 Eisenberg

Carl-von-Ossietzky-Straße 15a
07607 Eisenberg

Postal address
Post office box 1310
07602 Eisenberg
036691 70-433
036691 70-751
Opening times

Different office hours youth welfare office
Monday by appointment
Tuesday 8.30am-12.00pm 1.30pm-3.30pm
Thursday 8.30am-12.00pm 1.30pm-5.30pm
Friday by prior arrangement

Appointments can also be made outside of the above office hours if necessary.

Transport connection

Parking for visitors to the district office is in the castle courtyard.